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Public health and economic impacts of novel drug-delivery systems


Term:

Summer

Department:

2: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Giovanni Traverso

Faculty email:

cgt20@mit.edu

Apply by:

5/29/20

Contact:

Please send you resume/CV to Dr. Jacqueline N. Chu: jnchu@mit.edu, and Dr. Traverso: cgt20@mit.edu

Project Description

We are developing computer simulations (decision analytic Markov models) to explore the public health and economic impacts of novel drug-delivery systems developed in our lab. We seek an excellent student motivated to learn decision analysis and build Markov models to test the cost-effectiveness of several hypothetical and early stage devices. Work will be conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Traverso Lab under the direct supervision of a clinical/research fellow trained in decision analysis, along with a multidisciplinary team composed of mechanical and materials engineers. Prior knowledge of decision analysis and modeling is not required.

Pre-requisites

Ability to critically read scientific literature Basic statistics knowledge (statistics programming not necessary) Highly motivated, responsible, creative, critical thinkers, and organized Mathematics and/or computer science background are preferred but not required